Waterford Township, Washington County, Ohio


Waterford Township, Washington County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Waterford Township, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Washington County.


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Washington

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area_total_km2 = 100.5
area_land_km2 = 97.4
area_water_km2 = 3.1
area_total_sq_mi = 38.8
area_land_sq_mi = 37.6
area_water_sq_mi = 1.2

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 3708
population_density_km2 = 38.1
population_density_sq_mi = 98.6

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 246
elevation_ft = 807
latd = 39 |latm = 33 |lats = 5 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 38 |longs = 58 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 45786
area_code = 740
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Waterford Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,708 people in the township, 2,426 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. [ [http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39167 Washington County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.]

Geography

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
*Center Township, Morgan County - north
*Jackson Township, Noble County - northeast corner
*Adams Township - east
*Watertown Township - south
*Windsor Township, Morgan County - west

The village of Beverly is located in central Beverly Township, and the unincorporated community of Waterford lies in the township's south.

Name and history

It is the only Waterford Township statewide.

Waterford was named after the Waterman and Ford families who were founding fathers to the area. These men, after receiving land grants from their duties during the Civil War, moved their families into this territory. Generations later both families still live in the area today.fact|date=January 2008

Government

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township clerk, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References

External links

* [http://www.co.washington.oh.us County website]


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